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How To Use

HOW TO USE EQUA MAT

Whether you've just purchased your Equa Mat or are considering it, the good news is, Equa Mat is intuitive, self-paced and easy to use. To ease you in, here are a few suggestions on how you can use your mat.


Before getting started, please consider the following:


• Unroll your mat and pillow and lay it out for an hour after receiving it. Your Equa Mat has journeyed a long way between our warehouse to your home and needs to flatten out before use.

• Depending on your pain tolerance, decide if you'll start out wearing clothing (a t-shirt is recommended for beginners). If you opt for clothing, choose a light fabric (e.g. cotton t-shirt) where you can feel the spikes against your skin. Wear fabrics that don't snag or come apart easily when it comes into contact with the spikes.

• Choose where you will be using your Equa Mat. Generally, the harder the surface (e.g. floor), the more intense the sensation. If you're just starting out, we recommend trying it on your bed or couch.

• Any warmness, redness and tingling on your affected areas during and after use is normal, and in-fact the desired effect from blood circulation.

• Go into each session with a relaxed mindset, observe all sensations both strong and subtle, and enjoy your experience with Equa Mat!

 

BASIC

BACK OF BODY

Recommended Duration: 10 - 40 minutes

Areas of Focus: Sore shoulders, back pain, sciatica, stress, lack of sleep

Usage Tips: 

• Lay on and get up from your mat slowly.
• Avoid sudden movements and shuffling while in use.
• If you're using Equa Mat for the first time, consider using it for up to 15 minutes. Take note of any sensations you may be experiencing.
• Use a pillow or a towel to elevate areas that need extra attention.

 

INTERMEDIATE

FEET

Recommended Duration: 5 - 15 minutes

Areas of Focus: Sore feet, heel pain, lack of energy

Usage Tips:

• To keep your Equa Mat in good condition, consider washing or wiping your feet before use

• Use a thin pair of socks if you're still getting use to the spikes

• Since your body weight will be concentrated on your feet, exercise caution while stepping on and off your mat

• Slowly tilt or motion your feet from the balls of your foot to your toes or heel. If you find spot that needs more attention, stay there for a few minutes.

• If you're feeling tired, using Equa Mat on your feet is a great way to get a boost of energy

 

LEGS & GLUTES

Recommended Duration: 15 - 40 minutes

Areas of Focus: Tight glutes and hamstrings, sore calves, sciatica

Usage Tips:

• Use the mat sitting up or laying down to increase or reduce intensity.

• Slowly roll your legs and hips from side to side. If you find spot that needs more attention, stay there for a few minutes.

• Elevate your legs with the pillow to hone in on the targeted area.

• If the area requiring attention is localized to one leg, consider using the pillow vertically to increase the targeted surface area.

 

ADVANCED

SIDE OF BODY

Recommended Duration: 15 - 20 minutes

Areas of Focus: Outer hip pain, sore obliques and lots, tight quads

Usage Tips:

• Position the mat upwards or downwards, in the direction of your targeted area.

• Lay on your side with your legs stretched straight or knees bent in the fetal position

• If necessary, use the pillow or a towel to support your neck and head.

• Gently rock the side of your body or outer hip back and forth. If you find spot that needs more attention, stay there for a few minutes.

 

HEAD & NECK

Recommended Duration: 10 - 25 minutes

Areas of Focus: Neck aches, tension headaches, tight shoulders

Usage Tips:

• Position the pillow towards the affected area. For example, if you're suffering from tension at the base of your skull, place the pillow in that vicinity.

• Consider using the pillow vertically to increase the targeted surface area. This would increase the intensity of your session.

 

FRONT OF BODY  

Recommended Duration: 15 - 20 minutes

Areas of Focus: Tight hip flexors, menstrual pain, sore abdominal muscles and obliques, tight pecs

Usage Tips:


• Since the area could be sensitive, lay on and get up from the mat slowly.

• Position the mat upwards or downwards, in the direction of your targeted area.

• Consider wearing a light t-shirt or shorts if you are still getting use to the spikes.

• Use your arms or a thin pillow to support your head while in-use.
While we've provided a few suggestions on how to use your Equa Mat, there are limitless ways you can use it -- use it it on your wrists, knees and even on your forehead. The possibilities are endless. Anyone looking to manage chronic pain, ease sore muscles and reduce stress with Equa Mat can get started easily.


The most important rule to remember when using your Equa Mat is do what feels good!